Thursday, October 22

Redeeming Choice Privileges Points for a Vancouver Island Family Adventure

Walking along the beach at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort

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We just came back from a wonderful short getaway on Vancouver Island! It felt amazing to feel the sea breeze, dip our toes in the ocean and explore the island.

As part of our paid partnership with Choice Hotels® Canada, we received enough Choice Privileges® points to book our hotel stay for this trip. For us, using our Choice Privileges® points was a fun and easy way to go on a new adventure within Canada.

Visit Choice Privileges® to learn more here!

It just goes to show, you really don’t have to travel across the globe to have new experiences as a family. We had a blast on our road trip to Vancouver Island, and just as much fun during our earlier Kelowna family staycation.

On Vancouver Island, we explored tidal pools, visited local waterfalls, checked out a wild animal rehabilitation centre, stared in amazement at old growth forests, ate delicious local food, saw some goats on a roof and let our cares melt away.

We even had a blast at a local mini golf course, and then got soaked on bumper boats, all a stone’s throw from our hotel.

We stayed at the lovely Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia on Canada’s west coast. It’s part of the Ascend Hotel Collection, which is part of the Choice Hotels family.

Just look at that view from our oceanfront room!

There was great swimming mere feet from our room (when high tide was in) and so much to explore and fun to be had when the tide went out.

Oceanfront room view at Bayside Oceanfront Resort

I just love a cozy, clean hotel room. I couldn’t wait to sink into the bed!

There was even a wonderful welcome gift waiting for us: A gift certificate for the hotel restaurant, complete with an oceanfront patio.

Our experience booking with the Choice Hotels® mobile app

Everything was so easy with the Choice Hotels® mobile app! It was so fast to book our stay, manage our reservation, and even keep track of our Choice
Privileges® rewards!

I booked our stay on the app in about one minute flat (no exaggeration), using our points. I love how easy that was!

Even better, Choice Privileges® members can get exclusive member rates, making for amazing savings!

Bayside Oceanfront Resort front desk

The Choice Privileges® program

As Choice Privileges® Canada ambassadors, we’re excited to share how the
program works.

We’ve been Choice Privileges® members for over a decade and have
collected points for years, long before our ambassadorship started.

What is the Choice Privileges® program?

Choice Hotels®, which most Canadians know best for its Comfort Inn and
Quality Inn brands, has its own loyalty program: Choice Privileges®.

Whenever you book a night or use one of the Choice Hotels® services at any
of their thousands of hotels worldwide, you can earn points which you can
then use for free hotel stays, services the hotel offers or even gift cards to
local attractions.

Here’s a little hack we found while researching our stay! Choice Privileges® point redemption levels are different at different times of the year (or even different days of the week!) To make your points go even further, look into staying midweek, or even during the off season. Plus, with the Your Extras program, if you book a hotel stay that includes at least one weeknight (Sunday through Thursday), you can earn additional perks.

It’s free and easy to join online, and Choice Privileges® member benefits begin the instant you join. Members can even get reduced prices for their stays so it’s worth signing up even for single night trips!

Learn more about the Choice Privileges® program here.

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